Barry Lam, professor of philosophy at Vassar College and current Fellow at Duke University, is releasing Hi-Phi Nation, an audio series weaving storytelling, investigative journalism, and contemporary philosophy. Conceived as an audio documentary in the vein of This American Life, The Ted Radio Hour, and Freakonomics Radio, Hi-Phi Nation focuses on the philosophical examination of ideas that arise from ordinary and remarkable stories of human life. With the series Lam hopes to advance the relationship between the public and academic philosophy and between philosophy and narrative-storytelling.
Hi-Phi Nation will release ten episodes this season on topics ranging from war, religion, gender, mathematics, music, science, and public policy.
Listeners can hear Hi-Phi Nation for free by visiting iTunes here, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or wherever they get their podcasts. Or they can listen on the web at hiphination.org.